St Margaret’s, Middle Chinnock and St Mary’s, West Chinnock form part of a larger group of seven local parishes (a Benefice) known as the Ham Hill Villages Benefice. The other five parishes are Chiselborough, Montacute, Norton sub Hamdon, Odcombe, Stoke sub Hamdon. The Benefice Rector is Revd. Nick Clarke and, following her appointment in July 2023, Revd. Coelette Parkes is the Benefice Curate.
The current monthly pattern of services for St Margaret’s and St Mary’s is shown below. This pattern may change at Christmas and Easter and on special days e.g. Remembrance Sunday.
1st Sunday 11.00am West Chinnock Common Worship Communion
2nd Sunday 9.30am Middle Chinnock Common Worship Morning Prayer
3rd Sunday 4.00pm/6.00 West Chinnock Family Service (the earlier time from October to March)
4th Sunday 9.30am Middle Chinnock Common Worship/BCP Communion (alternating)
5th Sunday 11.00am one service for the whole Benefice held in turn in different parishes
Both churches are open daily for private prayer and contemplation from 10.00am until 4.00pm.
For further details about the churches, on line services, contact details and all aspects of the Benefice, including who’s who and what’s on visit www.hamhillchurches.org